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Special to The Times"The Boss of It All" finds iconoclastic Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier in the lightest mood of his career. His best movies, such as "Breaking the Waves" and "Dancer in the Dark," are charged with wrenching tragedy and despair, and Von Trier's notion of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritterDanish illustrator Kay Nielsen crafted the chilling Satanic fest "Night on Bald Mountain" for the 1940 film "Fantasia," but he also created lighter images such as his ornate 1920s illustrations for fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian...
Special to The TimesOur hunter-gatherer ancestors spent hours each day searching for food that was only intermittently available. They'd fast, and then they'd feast. These ancient humans developed a "thrifty" genotype that helped them adapt to these cycles of want and...
Denmark Turf wars between immigrant gangs and Hells Angels have made the Norrebro district of Copenhagen too dangerous for a volunteer public safety group and prompted the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to warn visitors to be extra cautious in...
Tribune arts criticThe Chicago actor P.J. Powers has one of those bubbly voices inclined toward the comic gurgle. And that made him seem a strange casting choice to play the German physicist Werner Heisenberg in Michael Frayn's "Copenhagen," a mind-twisting, head-...
Times Staff WriterTalk about bad timing. The hero of Soren Kragh-Jacobsen's brutally funny "Mifune" has just married the daughter of his boss, a Copenhagen business tycoon, and given her an ecstatic bridal night when he receives a phone call that his own father, whose...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday June 23, 2000 "The Idiots" suggests that if Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier's filmsare getting tougher, they're also continuing to reward the patient. It is yet another film made according to the rules of Dogma 95, the Copenhagen...
Special To The TimesGetting there: There are connecting flights but no nonstops from Southern California to Denmark. One option: Fly to Chicago on United or American, then connect with an SAS flight to Copenhagen. Others: Fly Alaska Airlines to Seattle and connect with SAS...
Special To The TimesOn a recent trip to this country of warm welcomes, I had barely unpacked in Copenhagen when a young Danish friend, Frank Engelbrecht-Jensen, called to greet me in one breath and ask me in the next whether I would like to join him on a three-day, head-...
Tags: Family, Crimes, Dining and Drinking, Arts and Culture, Sweden
Times Staff WriterA full-size replica of one of the biggest Viking warships known to have sailed the high seas is to be launched Saturday near Copenhagen during a two-day festival that Denmark's Queen Margrethe II is expected to attend. Reconstruction of the nearly 100-...
Associated PressCOPENHAGEN, Denmark - In a case with echoes of the Abu Ghraib scandal, a Danish army captain and four military police sergeants pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of mistreating Iraqi detainees. The charges stem from an interrogation March 9, 2004,...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Iraq, Prisons, Wars and Interventions
Tribune staff reporterThere's a challenge to visiting a place whose populace has made a career of leaving home. Stockholm's a cultural center. Copenhagen's a party town. But Oslo? It's the capital of a nation best known for what its people have done someplace else. Edvard...
Tags: New York, Navy Pier, Ohio, Arts and Culture, Thor Heyerdahl
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